What do I want to be remembered for?

Ruth was in exceptional spirits today , we so enjoyed sitting in the sunshine and listening to the birds and sounds about us. Spring is for sure coming, Ruth is an avid gardner and I think being surrounded by trees, flowers blooming, nature will aid in her healing. So grateful for her in my life.  This is my dear friend and respected art colleague, Ruth Laxson. Ruth had a retrospective of her work at the end of 2013 at MOCA Georgia. Her art is powerful and was developed over 45+ years of work in her studio. She will be 90 years  this summer, and even after a recent stroke, her love and spirit are strong.

More than anything I Love Ruth for who she is and the big heart with which she loves so completely, without judgement.  Oh, that I might be remembered for that as well.  When we part Ruth always says ” Good bye for now”, you’d have to just hear the tone and the imense love contained within the way she says it.  I saw a list once where very young children said what thier definition of Love is. One I will always remember is “Love is: When you know your name is safe in someone else’s mouth”.  May it be so in my life as well, it is with Ruth.

day 2: March blogathon C4 Atlanta



  1. Helen DeRamus March 2, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

    All I can say is beautiful and I mean that in every sense of the word.

  2. Hallelujah Truth March 2, 2014 at 7:31 pm #

    Dear Friend Callahan! I am another Ruth in your life, and it thrills me to read my name in this post written about your friend and fellow artist, Ruth Laxson, I have heard you speak of so lovingly. I know that my name is safe in your mouth. This photo of two is so apt for what you have written about here. You, Callahan, are creating a way for me to see about the future, friendships, and yes the waning years where we have health challenges but are still loved and supported by our friends. LOVE YOU!

  3. Sandra Hughes March 2, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

    The photo is truly beautiful and your story is inspiring.

  4. judi March 3, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    Callahan, Love the idea that love is, “My name is safe in your mouth” Love you.

    • Callahan March 4, 2014 at 11:05 am #

      Thanks Judi, yeah, pretty potent statement for a little kid. Kids live close to the truth. Must say I am enjoying this blogathon and of course think of you totally and all the times you ‘nudged me’ to blog :). Would not be the tech (well sorta) I am without your nudges. x0.